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Breaking Stereotypes: First Lesbians Compete To Become Miss USA


Beauty pageants are notoriously problematic from a feminist standpoint but one thing they have always championed are worthy causes and platforms for them. This past weekend, history was made when not one but two open lesbians competed for the title of Miss California. A title, if won, which would have placed them in competition for the Miss USA pageant. 

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5 More Beauty Queens Who Also Love Science

The blogosphere let out a collective water-spit when the new Miss USA, Alyssa Campanella called herself... a science geek. This, this, is death of geek as we know it! Because girls only say they're geeks to get attention, especially, especially if they're pretty.

I knew Geek Culture had taken over, but I had no idea that it had gotten so bad. Now Miss USA wants geek cred?
Maybe she doesn't want geek cred, but she can-haz it if she wants, and she's not the only one. Beautiful genuine geeks and serious science sirens not only exist, you can follow the jump for five more Miss USA contestants from the past two years, alone who've got some serious intellectual cred.

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